We are delighted to have Melanie Wright as Artist in Residence at The British Racing School.
The residency project will allow her to spend part of each month, in Newmarket, based at The BRS, painting a range of subjects from this historic centre of flat racing. It starts this month and will continue over the next 16 months, culminating in an exhibition towards the end of 2019.
Melanie said “It presents a wonderful opportunity for me to explore artistically, the many visually interesting aspects of the flat racing world and focus on building a body of artwork that will encapsulate my experience there. The scale and concentration of the horse racing business in the town is awesome, with over 60 resident trainers and over 6000 horses in training. I shall be spoilt for choice and the challenge is more going to be choosing the locations and subjects from such a large pool of inspiration!”
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DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOP AT NEWMARKET WITH ARTIST, MELANIE WRIGHT
Dates: 8th, 9th & 10th August 2019
The workshop comprises 3 days and can be either booked as a residential course (BRS accommodation), or as anyone, or all of the days, with tuition only, as required.
This is a wonderful opportunity for art and racing enthusiasts, with all levels of drawing experience, to sketch subjects at the very heart of the flat racing world, guided by Melanie, a professional artist and tutor, who will be arranging access to draw at some iconic locations. She will be giving demonstrations on how to approach this vibrant and fascinating subject. The number of people in the group is kept small to ensure maximum one to one tuition for each individual.
The workshop programme details which include, sketching at The British Racing School stables and gallops (Equine portraiture and movement), sketching out at Warren Hill, a visit to The National Museum of Horseracing (Palace House) and a sketching day at The July Course Races, can be found on the tuition page of Melanie’s website: www.melaniewrightartist.co.uk Tel:01608 643546